SARASOTA (AP) – Very few people have heard of Kenneth Samuels and his contributions to the Apollo 11 landing. He will assure you that this is a good thing.
A Sarasota’s Man aged 85 who was working as an engineer at Ling-Temco-Vought, the now-defunct LTV Corporation, in 1969 solved the problem. -Input
The radio equipment was in a split sphere that was attached to an O-ring. This O-ring could not be tightly held to protect it from the hot gases when the space capsule returned home to Earth. Samuels received it and turned it around.
Samuels stated that he was a strong and able-bodied person at the time. Samuels added that they brought it in to tighten it up. “I wasn’t as strong or big as them, but I thought the guy might like me tightening it. They brought it back and it worked. This was my contribution. ”
Samuels was an officer in the Marine Corps and was part of the Ground Brigade at the Lunar Landing Research Center at Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, Virginia. This is where he received training with Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins in the crucial months leading up to the launch of the moon. Landing. On Project Mercury, McDonnell Douglas introduced him to the space program. This was the moment in which the first man walked into space.